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EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

U.S. student’s lawyer challenges murder charge in China

30 July 2009

HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/7, World News0 Comments

Philippine president promises not to seek a fresh term

30 July 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, faced with the prospect of civil unrest unless she steps down at the end of her term, vowed Monday to not extend her time in office.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/7, World News0 Comments

Blog: Here at last, here at last! The light rail

Blog: Here at last, here at last! The light rail

27 July 2009

I got on Light Rail on its inaugural day at Chinatown/ID station, then rode to downtown and then to the south. I rejoiced that finally Seattle has it and can now be called an international city. But Seattle still has a long way to go compared to many European and Asian cities I visited.

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Posted in Opinion, Publisher Ng's blog2 Comments

Blog: What a deal for politicians at the Chinatown parade

Blog: What a deal for politicians at the Chinatown parade

27 July 2009

If you are running for office and you just missed the Chinatown Parade on July 19, you should pinch yourself. For $100, you could join in the parade and reached over 10,000 folks. This is a hot election year.

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Adopted Chinese teenagers give back to their country of birth

23 July 2009

The Northwest chapter of Families with Children from China (NW-FCC) will be having their very first teen service China trip. From July 17 to Aug. 2, 11 teenagers along with nine adults will be visiting orphanages close to Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Xian.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Learning Seed foundation scholarship announces this year’s recipients

23 July 2009

On June 15, the community foundation of South Puget Sound announced the recipients of the Learning Seed Foundation scholarship.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

23 July 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

India’s top court takes up gay sex law dispute

23 July 2009

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/31, World News1 Comment

Why do children become bilingual so easily?

23 July 2009

WASHINGTON — The best time to learn a foreign language is between birth and the age of 7. Missed that window?

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Posted in Community News, Education, National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Historians track Chinese history in Idaho

23 July 2009

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an Idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon — they’re all links in the little-told story of the Chinese in Idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/314 Comments

A Parade! A Parade!

A Parade! A Parade!

23 July 2009

Fun at the Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Constantine vs. Phillips

Constantine vs. Phillips

23 July 2009

Candidates for King County Executive Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips were both in the Chinatown Seafair Parade last Sunday, July 19. They have both organized fund raising events in the International District. They have been present at many Asian community dinners. They are both Democrats. And they both even wore blue shirts in the parade.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/315 Comments

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

23 July 2009

Boosting diversity in public schools is what Betty Patu and Wilson Chin, candidates for the 7th district director position on the Seattle School Board, are advocating in the King County primary on Aug. 18.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

23 July 2009

Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

23 July 2009

“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

23 July 2009

The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

23 July 2009

More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

23 July 2009

Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

July 13: New Census committee

July 13: New Census committee

23 July 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

23 July 2009

The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

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